Gemlore: Ancient Secrets and Modern Myths from the Stone Age to the Rock Age, 1st Edition

  • Diane Morgan
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  • ISBN-10: 031334406X
  • ISBN-13: 9780313344060
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 205 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released June 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Covers particular gemstones, discussing the natural history of the stone, including where the gem is found, its value, and its use; the role the gem has played in history; and the myths, powers, and legends that have attached to the stone over the centuries.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Agate: Goodness and Grounding.
2: Amber: Sun, Seas, and Trees.
3: Amethyst: Temperance, Royalty, and Spirituality.
4: Aquamarine: Sea Nymphs, Tears, and Treasure.
5: Bloodstone: Blood, Men, and Martyrs.
6: Carnelian: The Mecca Stone.
7: Cat's-Eye: The Cry of the Demon.
8: Chalcedony: The Beautiful Weapon.
9: Chrysoprase: Grace-Giving Green.
10: Citrine: Happiness and Wealth.
11: Coral: The Antidote to Tempests.
12: Diamond: The Invincible.
13: Emerald: Peace, Wisdom, and Immortality.
14: Garnet: The Magic Bullet.
15: Hematite: Blood and Iron.
16: Jade: The Dragon Seed.
17: Jasper: Rejoicing the Hearts of the Gods.
18: Jet: Symbol of Sorrow—Virginity Tester.
19: Lapis Lazuli: Blue Heaven and Golden Stars.
20: Malachite: Eye of Peacock, Eye of Horus.
21: Moonstone: The Goddess Within.
22: Onyx: The Lonely Stone.
23: Opal: The Rainbow Stone.
24: Pearl: Cultured and Pure.
25: Peridot: Zabargad's Secret.
26: Rock Crystal: The Visionary Rainmaker.
27: Rose Quartz: The Heart of Love.
28: Ruby: Precious, Passionate, and Powerful.
29: Sapphire: The Stone of Heaven.
30: Sardonyx: A Cure for Stupidity.
31: Smoky Quartz: Dark Magic.
32: Topaz: Containing the Demons, Controlling the Winds.
33: Turquoise: The Balancing Stone.
34: Zircon: The Renegade Gem.
Selected Bibliography.
About the Author.